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A Garden of the Righteous in Dhaka

A few days ago GARIWO came to Dhaka to join the celebrations for the 18th anniversary of the main local daily newspaper, Prothom Alo, and – above all – to honour the memory of a Righteous, the young Muslim student who, on past 1st July in Dhaka, during the terror attack to the sadly known Holey Artisan Bakery restaurant, had chosen to sacrifice his own life to remain on the side of his two young girl friends.


Europe's new duty

All of a sudden, Europe feels orphaned. Until yesterday it was the United States that saved our continent. Until yesterday it was the United States that saved our continent. This has happened with fascism and communism, as the United States came to the rescue of a Europe that had committed suicide. Now, what for better or worse was our defender, after the election of Donald Trump seems to have taken another road.


Upholding freedom in the Muslim world

Raif Badawi stood for his secular beliefs in a country that denied him liberty of speech, of movement and of free social rights. Raif Badawi is a humanitarian, a free thinker and a blogger. His writing was about ideals of justice, human rights and fundamental freedoms. The letter from his wife, Ensaf Haidar, to Donald Trump


A wish come true

In July, Hamadi ben Abdesslem expressed a great wish: being able to find again some of the Italians he rescued at the Bardo on 18 March 2015. Now we found Valeria, who on that very day escaped from the Museum precisely with Hamadi.


Vaclav Havel, the great young character that Europe misses

On 5 October, Vaclav Havel would have turned 80. We owe him the struggle against resignation in Prague after the Soviet invasion of 1968, the birth of the Charter 77 movement, the end of communism in Czechoslovakia,the painless divorce between Czech and Slovaks after 1989, at the same time as the bloody war between the nations in the former Yugoslavia broke out, and the reunification of Europe that had been split by Moscow's imperial policy.


Terror, the true mask of death

Last Summer, in Beirut, a friend of mine told me about a discussion between his uncle, Sheik Hassan, who is an ulami, that is to say a scholar of the Islamic law called “Shari’a”, and a supporter of terrorism.


Persecutions, torture, massacres

the violation of human rights

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948, states: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood".The day before the General Assembly itself had approved in New York the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, which was defined as the intentional destruction, as a whole or in part, of"a national, ethnical, racial or religious group", with the well-known exclusion of the political groups due to the opposition of the Eastern Bloc countries, which feared being charged for persecuting their foes (the so-called enemies of the people who were condemned to forced labour in the Gulag camps).

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